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Inform yourself to save others! Help keep your family, friends, and neighbors safe by understanding the current facts about coronavirus. Learn what it means to "flatten the curve" and why everyone must act now and get serious about social distancing.
What You Can Do About Coronavirus Right Now
You have an essential role to play in slowing the spread of the new coronavirus. The good news is that small changes in personal behavior can buy time — slowing the outbreak, preventing hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and reducing cases until scientists develop treatments and, eventually, a vaccine. Here’s some practical advice from doctors and public health experts to protect yourself and your community.
The Coronavirus, by the Numbers
A mathematician who studies the spread of disease explains some of the figures that keep popping up in coronavirus news.
Coronavirus: Here's how you can stop bad information from going viral
Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet.
As Governors Contemplate Reopening, Here's What Restrictions Look Like In Each State
COVID-19 has affected the entire country, but each state has its own measures in place to try to slow the spread and repair the damage.
Is A Homemade Mask Effective? And What's The Best Way To Wear One?
Where the U.S. Stands Now on Coronavirus Testing
This week, the number of coronavirus tests in the United States surpassed those in South Korea and Italy — two countries that had been testing more aggressively.
Volunteers sew masks for health workers facing shortages
CHICAGO — Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy’s Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric that his friend sews into face masks.
Social distancing means standing 6 feet apart. Here's what that actually looks like
(CNN) We've been advised to stand 6 feet apart from others to lower our risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. But how can we tell whether we're standing just far away enough from people, or if we need to tell them to back up a little bit more?
Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis
If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. This guide will connect you to the basic information you’ll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies.
Alaskans support one another in times of need. That’s not changing, even in a pandemic.
As the impacts from the novel coronavirus pandemic spread to our communities here in Alaska, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed. Every day, the sense of urgency has ramped up — globally, nationally, locally.
Is going to the beack OK? What about hiking?
(CNN) — Travel bans and closed borders have put wanderlust on hold, and as the United States and other countries grapple with a surge in coronavirus cases, even domestic travel is increasingly unlikely.
Surgeon General Tells U.S.: 'This Week It's Going To Get Bad'
"I want America to understand this week it's going to get bad," U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Monday morning, speaking about the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the coronavirus from infecting more people in the U.S.
The Coronavirus Can Be Stopped, But Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say
Scientists who have fought pandemics describe difficult measures needed to defend the United States against a fast-moving pathogen.
‘We gotta help one another’: Portraits from the front line of coronavirus detection in Anchorage
Meet some of the team of health care workers who are collecting nasal swabs in a soggy Lake Otis Parkway parking lot.
It's Time To Get Serious About Social Distancing. Here's How
By now, you've heard the advice that to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., we need to practice social distancing. But if you're confused as to what that looks like in practice, we've got some answers.
Wondering About Social Distancing?
Answers to your most common questions about the best practices for stemming the tide of the coronavirus pandemic.
Young Adults Come to Grips With Coronavirus Health Risks
Until several days ago, some bars and restaurants were still packed with St. Patrick’s Day crowds. Beaches were full. And it seemed as though many young adults were slow to take steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
COVID-19: The time to act is now, before widespread community transmission
As reports of an illness began spreading across the United States, reactions were mixed. One city took it seriously, closing the schools, isolating the ill, advising citizens to “socially distance”...
Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, and How to "Flatten the Curve"
After the first case of covid-19, the disease caused by the new strain of coronavirus, was announced in the United States, reports of further infections trickled in slowly.
Younger Adults Make Up Big Portion of Coronavirus Hospitalizations in U.S.
New C.D.C. data shows that nearly 40 percent of patients sick enough to be hospitalized were age 20 to 54. But the risk of dying was significantly higher in older people.
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